Long known for its wild nightlife, Montego Bay is definitely the party place in Jamaica where Red Stripe beer and tropical drinks flow like water. If you’re looking for nightlife in Montego Bay, or Mo Bay, look no further than Gloucester Avenue which is known as the Hip Strip in Mo Bay. Full of nightclubs, bars, discos, and restaurants, there are almost 40 to choose from along this happening street.
A popular venue worth checking out is Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville. Yes, it may be an American chain but that doesn’t take away from the fun Mo Bo party atmosphere in any sense; rest assured, as the owner’s of the franchise are local Jamaicans. The open-air bar is a hangout for locals and tourists alike where they while away the hours drinking a selection of over 50 tropical flavored margaritas and huge glasses of beer. Margaritaville is all about having fun – enjoy their 110’ waterslide (off their dock and into the Caribbean Sea) – and if that’s not enough, they also provide live entertainment throughout the week.
The Coral Cliff Casino is another popular place to spend a few hours and hopefully not so many dollars. Try your luck at over 120 slot machines ranging from nickel machines up to $5 per play; but you could win up to $50,000! And while you play, drinks are on the house including their famous Jamaican Rum Punch, Rum & Coke, or soft drinks. Coral Cliff also offers an array of entertainment including cabaret style shows, comedy, music, and more.
The Groovy Grouper is a beach bar where you can wiggle your toes in the sand or sit in a swing while you enjoy the amazing Caribbean sunsets. Also known for its great selection of Jamaican and American food, the Groovy Grouper crowd enjoys all the amenities of a beach side party complete with beach umbrellas and lounge chairs. Sun Daze is another bar where the live music will keep the under-40 crowd going into the wee hours of the morning.
Other nightlife choices in the Montego Bay area include Hurricane’s Disco located at Breeezes Montego Bay and the Aquasol Theme Park which is open until 2:00 a.m. Here you’ll find a dizzying array of water activities (trampoline, jet skis, banana boats, go karts and more), a full bar, plus they do have notable DJs performing on occasion so be sure to check their entertainment schedule in advance.
Flickr.com Photo Credit: Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville by McClouds